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Join Ms. Shin’s string classes! 

Are you parents of elementary school students who are interested in playing string instruments? Please ask your children to join Ms. Shin's string classes. We are learning string instruments with fun games and activities. Please check Ms. Shin's class website

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Comprehensive Musicianship 

Comprehensive musicianship requires the experience of these subjects: compositional process, analysis and aural skills, and history and performance skills.  It incorporates conceptual knowledge with technical skills to develop the ability to experience and communicate the musical works.  Comprehensive musicianship influences the orchestra program in middle and high school, so these programs have been changed to …

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What makes a good teacher? 

What are the qualities of good teachers? Good teachers know that all students can learn but they learn differently. Even though teachers present the same class materials, some students learn very quickly, but others have difficulty in following and mastering these materials. Good teachers do not believe that these different outcomes are caused by students’ …

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Cello Repertoires 

Beginning Level 1) Classic and folk melodies edited by C. Krane This book contains several pieces which have simple notes in the first position and several bowing techniques including legato, short staccato styles, and marcato bowing. Various works by Bach and Mozart, and folk songs are included, so cello beginners can practice not only baroque …

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Useful String Teaching Techniques 

Are you a string teacher? But, do you have difficulty in teaching string techniques? Here are some suggestions for you. 1) If bow does not travel parallel to the bridge as it should: a) Attach the toilet paper tube or plastic tube to the strings with the rubber band and encourage students to play the …

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A list of books helpful for conducting research in music education 

Bernard, H. R. (2006). Research methods in anthropology: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (4th ed.). Lanham, MD: Altamira Press. Bloomberg, L. D., & Volpe, M. (2008). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Cresswell, J. (2009).  Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches (third edition). Los Angeles: …

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Why do we need music education in schools? 

Why do we need to teach music in schools? What are the benefits of music education? How can we advocate music education? First of all, music classes greatly contribute to the development of creativity. Music consists of musical symbols, so people need to have creativity to play, listen to, and respond to the music. Also, …

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RIME 2011 April 12th-April 16th 

The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education starting on Tuesday 12th April 2011 and continuing until Saturday 16th April 2011 will again be hosted at the Graduate School of Education on the St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter. The deadline for payment of conference fee is February 21st 2011. Please fill in the …

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Communities of Practice 

Are you interested in teacher education? Please check out communities of practice. Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder (2002) defined communities of practice as “groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. …

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